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The Canadian education and training system 1. The largest part of the education system is primary and secondary education and these are largely paid for by the government. After that the mix of public and private funding becomes more complicated. Note that the last stage is the broad category of ‘adult education’. This is often associated with the idea of ‘lifelong learning’. 2. The Canadian education system has some distinctive features. # The vocational component at the secondary level is small. # Postsecondary education can be broken up by people moving into and out of the education system. # Postsecondary education is divided between colleges and universities. In Canada the college sector is larger than it is in any other OECD country. # What colleges do varies by province. Quebec’s CEGEPs provide pre university education that replaces the first year of university. Alberta and British Columbia have junior college programs designed to allow the transfer of credits to a university, as well as vocational programs. Ontario and Nova Scotia used their colleges to provide vocational education but Ontario has moved to add programs that allow transfer of credits to universities. # At the college level there are both public and private institutions. Clearly, some people, for part of their education/training, are willing to incur the full cost. # Ages of participation go beyond 30. This is consistent with the idea of lifelong learning. 3. How is vocational education fitted into secondary schools (from Jobs for Youth: Canada , OECD, 2008)? Assume that elementary schools and the first years of secondary school provide general education. Therefore, focus on ‘upper secondary education’.
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